Botany for the Artist (Hardcover)

By Sarah Simblet

DK, 9781465494283, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/19/2010)

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Description

Join artist Sarah Simblet on an inspirational journey of discovery as she makes drawings of every type of plant.

From the tiniest mosses to exotic flowers and majestic trees, this book shows how understanding botany will give your portraits of plants vibrancy and life. In Botany for the Artist, Sarah Simblet takes you on a personal tour of the kingdom of plants, encouraging you to observe them more closely and draw them more accurately. Complemented by beautiful photographs, Sarah's drawings reveal the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits as she explains how plants breathe, feed, and produce fruits. If you have ever wondered how photosynthesis works, why leaves change color in the autumn, or how seeds know when to grow, Botany for the Artist has all the answers.

Step-by-step drawing classes and detailed pages from Sarah's sketchbooks guide you through all the techniques that you need to draw plants successfully. Masterclasses by famous artists - from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators - showcase different approaches to botanical illustration over the centuries. Botany for the Artist is a visual feast, not just for anyone wishing to master drawing plants, but for gardeners, photographers, and everyone who is passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.


About the Author

Dr. Sarah Simblet is a fine artist, writer, and broadcaster whose work explores the relationship among science, history, and art. The author of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketchbook for the Artist and coauthor of The New Sylva, Sarah is dedicated to encouraging visual intelligence in others through her drawings, teaching, and broadcasting worldwide. She is Director of Studies for Fine Art at Christ Church, Oxford, and Tutor in Anatomy at the Ruskin School of Art. She also teaches short courses in anatomy, botany, and drawing for both the Ruskin and the Royal Academy of Art, London.